Microfinance Focus in the News

EDI student awarded by UN agency
BS Reporter / Mumbai/ Ahmadabad November 10, 2007, News Article in Business Standard

Vikash Kumar a student of Post Graduation Diploma in Management of NGOs (PGDMN) at Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDI), Gandhinagar has been conferred upon the ‘Outstanding Community Support’ award by UN Solution Exchange (a wing of United Nations Agency in India). The award is in recognition of his contribution to the Microfinance community of practice. The award was presented to him in October. Vikash, an 8th batch PGDMN student is currently working with a Bangalore based Micro finance Institution, ‘Grameen Koota’ where he was placed by EDI through campus placement. The Post Graduate Programme in Management of NGOs has been set up for those interested in joining the development sector. The course aims at qualifying people in social planning and management of development programmes.


Asia Microfinance Forum to focus on Financial Inclusion in Asia
August 21, 2010, News Article in IBTimes and The New Nation

The Asia Microfinance Forum 2010 convened by the Banking With the Poor Network (BWTP) and organised by the Foundation for Development Cooperation (FDC) will be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 12-15 of October 2010. Citi Foundation is Lead Sponsor and Hatton National Bank, the Local Host for this event. Microfinance Focus will be the official media partner of the conference. Entitled 'Financial Inclusion-Achieving Asia's Potential, the forum will bring together leading microfinance practitioners, policymakers, financiers, academics and advocates as partners in achieving greater financial inclusion in Asia.


Second Annual ‘Unitus-Hewitt Microfinance Compensation & Benefits Survey
January 7, 2010, Unitus.com Press Room

Open to microfinance institutions throughout India, the survey is a successor to the 2009 Benchmarking study that provided participants with valuable insights into their operations and was identified as a key industry HR initiative in “Microfinance India: State of the Sector Report 2009.”
“The 2009 survey allowed us to add a key layer of understanding about the best practices in rewarding staff to our already strong HR Advisory practice,” said Unitus VP and India Country Director Ganesh Rengaswamy. “In 2010, we plan to take this initiative to the next level by expanding the assessment and by combining the survey results with our understanding of the microfinance space, the progressive practices of other industries, and an overall technical expertise in the space of compensation and benefits.”

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